Travel from Melaka to Hat Yai

By direct bus the journey from Melaka to Hat Yai is scheduled to take from 10 to 17 hours depending upon which bus service you take.

Bus Times from Melaka to Hat Yai


There are currently 2 bus services day from Melaka to Hat Yai available to book online.

MelakaHat YaiCostCompany
20:1505:40110 MYRSri Maju Group
21:0013:00105 MYRKKKL Express
  • KKKL Express: Passengers travel on a standard express bus.
  • Sri Maju Group: Passengers travel on a VIP bus with reclining seats and TV.

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Melaka Bus Station


Bus services from Melaka to Hat Yai depart from Melaka Sentral Bus Station.

Melaka Sentral Bus Station

Hat Yai Bus Station


Bus services from Melaka to Hat Yai terminate at Hat Yai Bus Station.

Google map of Hat Yai Bus Station

About Travel to Hat Yai


With over 150,000 permanent residents living in the city centre Hat Yai is the largest city in the Southern Region of Thailand. Hat Yai attracts lots of visitors from Malaysia and Singapore who can travel overland fairly cheaply to Hat Yai. Fewer foreign visitors from Europe or North America tend to visit Hat Yai and generally only on their way somewhere else.

Transport Hub

Hat Yai is the major transport hub for travel between Malaysia and Thailand. The city itself grew from a collection of railway worker’s camps into a major urban centre after the opening of Hat Yai Railway Station in 1924.

As well as train services, long distance bus services to destinations further north in Thailand depart from Hat Yai. Hat Yai also has a busy airport, which direct connections to numerous destinations across Thailand, and a range of international destinations within Asia.

Hat Yai is also the place to board a bus and speedboat service to Koh Lipe. Shared speedboats to Hat Yai depart from Pak Bara Pier, which is about 2 hours by road to the west of Hat Yai. By speedboat it then takes from 90 minutes to 2 hours to travel from Pak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe.

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From Hat Yai you can travel to the beautiful island of Koh Lipe
From Hat Yai you can travel to the beautiful island of Koh Lipe
Things to do in Hat Yai

None of the buildings in Hat Yai city centre were built before the 20th Century, and the city’s architecture is characterised by low rise concrete buildings. The part of the city closest to the railway station, which is the most popular area with tourists, has streets uniformly distributed in a grid fashion. Everything in Hat Yai is functional rather than attractive.

Nonetheless, Hat Yai is a popular destination for South East Asian holiday makers. what they come to Hat Yai for is primarily to eat Thai food, go shopping, and to enjoy the city’s nightlife. The Saneha Nusorn Road, and area around it, has lots of restaurants, market stalls open at night, and several Western style bars. It’s a lively part of the city in the evening.

Located 600 metres walking walking distance from the railway station the Kim Yong Market is popular with Asian shoppers. Everything from dried foods to electronic goods is sold in the market, often at bargain prices to those with good negotiating skills.

The most important cultural attraction in Hat Yai is Wat Hat Yai Nai. Wat Hat Yai Nai has a 35 metre long statue of the Lord Buddha in a reclining position. The statue is located within an ornate shrine hall reminiscent of the more famous statue at Wat Po in Bangkok.

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